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#8: 02-07-2013, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by DrD123 View Post
Nope - those are potentially impacted

"Any Date Code starting with A2290x (where the Julian date is 290 or LOWER and x is any shift- with or without a white paint dot present)."

I had two which were A226xx - brought them to the dealer to check, and they fall into the "potentially impacted" zone, so they replaced them.

I asked if they know what the issue was - they hadn't been told directly from Subaru, but their techs had been reporting that the threads were not straight, so the filter would go on at an angle (and then it would compress one side of the gasket more than the other, then leak on the loose side, apparently).

I am sure if you only have a few filters, or you have a lot that you bought from your local dealer, they will change them out for you. I am guessing they would baulk if you brought in a case that you bought somewhere else.
Thanks for the response. I reread my post before you had responded and realized that I'll be taking a trip to the dealer tomorrow.